Salem

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In Salem, you’ll find natural wonders lovingly preserved, rich cultural diversity and plenty of family-friendly activities. In the historic downtown and State Capital Plaza you’ll find a fascinating mix of old and new, while the twocounty area surrounding Salem is a place where you can walk behind a waterfall, hike through an old-growth forest, discover an award-winning winery or two and savor the fragrance of a spectacular garden.

Willamette Valley

Salem is located in Willamette Valley, the agricultural heart of Oregon where family farms grow everything from blueberries and hazelnuts to Christmas trees and tulips and some of the world's best pinot noir.

Nearby cities are: Monmouth, Silverton, McMinnville, and Albany.

an Oregon StoryRoad Trip: Salem

by Eileen Garvin / November 21, 2013

If you’ve never paid a visit to the state capital, it’s time for a winter road trip. Set in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Salem (pop. 157,000), is the legislative pulse of Oregon. It’s also a great place to take in the state’s history,…

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an Oregon StoryDiscovering Oregon History in Polk County

by Eileen DiCicco / March 9, 2016

If you want todeepen your connection with Oregon history, consider taking a trip to Polk County near Salem. You can quickly gather a sense of place by exploring the local museums, where you will discover fascinating stories of the region dating…

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a Grant’s GetawayOregon’s Capitol in Bloom

by Grant McOmie / April 4, 2014

History runs deep across Oregon’s varied landscapes where you often find fascinating, colorful and surprising stories. You really can touch Oregon history at three state parks rolled into one Salem visit surrounding our capitol building: Willson…

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an Oregon StoryHigh Ceilings and Perfect Balance: Wild Pear Restaurant

by Kate Twitchell / August 16, 2011

“And after that, we could go out to lunch, and then come home and put Toby down for his nap,” I told Just’In. “Sounds good to me. Will you pick the place?” “Sure,” I said. My husband and I celebrated our…

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Find things to see and do In Salem

  1.     Attractions
    1.     Amusement Parks
    2.     Aquariums & Zoos
    3.     Art Galleries & Studios
    4.     Casinos
    5.     Movies and TV filmed in Oregon
    6.     Museums & Interpretive Centers
    7.     Outdoors & Nature
    8.     Performing Arts
    9.     Shopping
    10.     Theater
    11.     Tour Companies & Guides
  2.     Recreation
    1.     Birding
    2.     Camping
    3.     Cycling
    4.     Fishing
    5.     Golf
    6.     Guides & Charters
      1.     Back Country Guides
      2.     Bicycle Guides
      3.     Charter Boats
      4.     Fishing Guides
      5.     Hunting Guides
      6.     Jet Boat Charters
      7.     Outdoor Guides
      8.     Whitewater Guides
    7.     Hiking
    8.     Indoor Sports
    9.     Jet Boating
    10.     Kayaking
    11.     Rafting
    12.     Snow Sports
    13.     Sustainable Travel
    14.     Winter Wonders
  3.     Eat & Drink
    1.     Artisan Producers
    2.     Beer & Breweries
    3.     Cideries
    4.     Coffee & Tea
    5.     Culinary Experiences
    6.     Distilleries
    7.     Farmers' Markets
    8.     Farms & Farm Stays
    9.     Oregon Food Trips
    10.     Picking & Foraging
    11.     Ranches & Ranch Stays
    12.     Restaurants
      1.     American
      2.     Asian Fusion
      3.     Cajun / Creole
      4.     Chinese
      5.     French Bistros
      6.     Greek
      7.     Irish
      8.     Italian
      9.     Japanese
      10.     Latino
      11.     Mediterranean
      12.     Pacific Northwest
      13.     Pizza
      14.     Seafood
      15.     Southern
      16.     Thai
    13.     Seafood
    14.     Wineries & Wine
  4.     Oregon Heritage
    1.     Covered Bridges
    2.     Ghost Towns
    3.     Heritage Areas
    4.     Heritage Museums
    5.     Indian Country
    6.     Lighthouses
    7.     Old West & Oregon Trail
  5.     Natural Wonders
    1.     Bodies of Water
      1.     Lakes & Reservoirs
      2.     Rivers
      3.     Waterfalls
    2.     Forests, Parks & Refuges
      1.     National Forests & Parks
      2.     National Wildlife Refuges and Areas
      3.     State Parks
    3.     Mountains & Hills
  6.     Events
    1.     Animal & Agriculture Events
    2.     Culinary Events
    3.     Cultural Heritage Events
    4.     Exhibit & Lecture Events
    5.     Fairs & Festivals
    6.     Flower & Garden Events
    7.     Oregon Food Trips
    8.     Performing Art Events
    9.     Sports Events
    10.     Visual Art Events
    11.     Volunteer Events
  7. All Places to Stay
  8.     Lodging
    1.     Bed and Breakfasts
    2.     Boutique Hotels
    3.     Farm or Ranch Stay
    4.     Glamping or Tree Houses
    5.     Hostels
    6.     Hotel / Motel
    7.     Resorts
    8.     Vacation Rentals
  9.     RV Parks
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